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ANC to prioritise eight bills

There are 42 bills before the National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces at present.

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CAPE TOWN - The ANC has decided to prioritise the passage of eight bills through Parliament.

The bills deal with land restitution, labour relations, and customs and excise.

There are currently 42 bills before the National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces.

With the fourth Parliament set to be dissolved ahead of looming general elections, Members of Parliament (MPs) are unlikely to deal with all 42 bills.

The eight prioritised bills include the Labour Relations Amendment Bill and a draft law that extends the date for land claims to December 2018.

Parliamentary ANC spokesman Moloto Mothapo says, “The issue here is about a qualitative process ensuring that we don’t cut corners.”

Among the bills not on the priority list is the highly contested Traditional Courts Bill.

Mothapo says it is possible that more eight bills earmarked for special attention will be processed.

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